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  • jackie-graves - June 26, 2012 11:26 p.m.

    Put the rating at the end, not on the side. That encourages lazy reading, and would partially defeat the purpose of writing the whole article. Go back to the 10 point system as well - 5 points simply don't tell you enough.
  • Alex_Syros - June 27, 2012 12:26 a.m.

    "Put the rating at the end, not on the side. That encourages lazy reading, and would partially defeat the purpose of writing the whole article." "Super reviews were one of the best things about Gamesradar. Bring them back." "2 large buttons and neither one is "edit"" Also, the 5-star rating system does not have the same ring to it as the 10-point scale. It just doesn't.
  • codzprc - June 27, 2012 2:09 a.m.

    3 is the new 7? Hope that's not the case, I know you mentioned "...easier to see a 2.5-star game and..." - which I'm hoping means you're scale adopts half points, otherwise, why mention it. I guess I don't care so much about the math behind your ratings, as much as I'm excited to be able to SEARCH for a game and not have to trudge through 1998 list results that have nothing to do with my query.
  • GarySteinman - June 27, 2012 11:14 a.m.

    Yep, we have half-stars. We debated about the hard shift of only using full stars, but we ended up agreeing that we need that additional level of nuance.
  • jackie-graves - July 1, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    That sounds like a...truly difficult decision(that didn't have to be made). A 5 out of 10, regardless, means the game is probably not that good or is loaded with technical issues of some sort. I don't see how gold stars are "intuitive", hard numbers have more explanatory value and immediately hit you with the grade - Plus if you're going to be using half stars, then the purpose is defeated entirely >_> The scores are just cut in half and pasted onto the sideboard there for lazy readers. (I also wouldn't call a 5-star system "full" scale, when you're actually cutting the numbers in half. And a 1-star is one thing, but a 1 out of 10 strikes with much more emphasis.)
  • GrandmaSlayer - June 28, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    now, seriously, get rid of the list format! I can't look at ANY of them anymore

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